August 8, 2013
August 5, 2013
After a few hiccups in the organisational expertise of the art world, (read grrr….. how much fluffing around can a dozen or so artistic people engage in…. grr) the exhibition I spoke of back here is soon to become a reality.
The biggest hiccup, which we have only just become aware of, is a change of date to this Thursday the 8th from around 6pm. You can however, visit all this week from 11am until 5pm, in the Dedspace gallery located in the grounds of Sydney College of the arts.
As I mentioned in the earlier post, this exhibition is part of Sydney Design. This is a group of about 75 events across Sydney from the 3-18th August. Follow the link through for a timetable of possibilities over the next couple of weeks.
At this stage, I am minding the exhibition tomorrow from 11 for a couple of hours, so that would be a great time to drop in if you want to see me too.
The benefit of changing the date will mean that on one night you will be able to enjoy the opening nights of three exhibitions on campus. One exploring the use of camouflage and the other, souvenirs. It should be an interesting evening.
If you are unable to make it, and are interested in viewing the works, an online PDF catalogue is being produced.
…..and I want to say a super big public thanks to Charles who made my little piece look amazing with his crazy photographic skills.
August 3, 2013
This commission from a fellow ‘textillite’ was very open-ended . Make a bag for all the sewing and knitting things for friend who loves harrysdesk and pink.
After getting permission I tried something that has been floating about in my mind for a while.
Many of the bags of bits and pieces from the op shop have the pieces from tapestries that have been forgotten about….some not even started.
This vintage style tapestry of Pierrot (Clown) and Horse was in perfect condition. It is most likely from the 80′s (some of you might remember) when pierrot had a bit of a resurgence. I am hoping the receiver has fond memories of the eighties!
Everything but the strapping of the handle was recliamed!
July 26, 2013
Back to the book reviews.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was a picture of how depraved the human condition can be. I didn’t enjoy it, but had to finish it. It had that same ‘couldn’t stop reading but didn’t want to know what came next’ feeling. Intriguing but twisted.
Have you read it? What did you think?
Next time Catch22 by Joseph Heller.
July 22, 2013
About 4 weeks out from the end of session I had the irrepressible urge to knit or crochet. After managing to incorporate some of this desire into one of my final projects (watch this spot) ….. I had some supplies left, so…… I embarked on a scarf. I wore it for the first time today. It hit the spot perfectly as it was quite chilly watching the athletics carnival today at school (yes, very, very disappointing and boring).
The other girls started some projects too, but they are still coming and I will give you a look if they get completed.
July 18, 2013
Sorry it’s been
a bit very quiet around here lately.
School holidays are alway a mixture of joy and noise (sometimes yelling…not only from the kids) and big projects and rest and fun and movies and organised camp fun and time with friends and family.
I was aware this holidays, more than ever before, that the girls are spreading their wings and are more able to spend holidays without us, and that they won’t be around for holidays forever. A joy and a sadness because I do love having them around, and mostly they enjoy being with each other.
God has been very gracious to us, and it’s a joy to watch them grow into his love and express it in different ways.
I only took photos on one day of the holidays, for our picnic at Pretty Beach on the Central Coast.
How was your holiday if you had one?
Also, if you went somewhere close and cheap…..I’d love to hear about that too.
* I’m loving google+. I take photos on my phone and automatically they appear on my computer (no cords YAY) and even panorama, animate and image select automatically, without erasing the separate images. Give it a go, if you haven’t already.
June 29, 2013
June 26, 2013
Ah, this book….
Best book I’ve read in a long time.
A perfect cannot put down holiday novel.
Next time…. Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn.
June 23, 2013
Last night we dressed up for a school fundraiser. It was trivia with a roaring 20′s theme. Can’t let the kids have all the dress-up fun.
A fabulous night! Thanks girls.
June 20, 2013
Not long now before we see this lovely lady live. Very excited!.